July 23, 2024

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Maniac “Ceci N’est Pas Une Drill”

Episode Seven.

I think I am finally starting to figure out this hallucination therapy stuff.

So, Pill A had everyone living through their worst moments.  Pill B showed them what they think of themselves.  And Pill C, well, Pill C shows them a world where they can heal.  As such, this episode seems to be showing what Owen and Annie think is most messed up about their lives that they need to fix.  You know, symbolically.

For Owen, that means not much so far.  He sees himself and his family as mobsters, possibly working for the local police that includes his real world brother’s fiancee..  That girlfriend he mentioned in college is there, the one he thought was being paid to like him due to his schizophrenia.  And we get to see Garbiel Byrne kill a guy with a power drill.  There’s something you don’t see everyday.

Annie, meanwhile, is a drunken elf ranger escorting another elf to Lake of the Clouds.  And after a glimpse into a magic mirror, she realizes who she really is and why she’s in a fantasy realm (it was Ellie’s favorite genre), and hey, she can stay in the fantasy with Ellie and…

Yeah, this doesn’t seem to be helping much.

That must be why Dr. Mantleray looks so worried.